The HeartShare School, audited by the New York City and New York State Department of Educations, aims to educate children ages 5-21 with autism so that they may reach their greatest potential.
The HeartShare School educates and nurtures each child with special education teachers and assistants who utilize the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and TEACCH approach. The school follows the New York City Common Core Curriculum and classrooms are outfitted with SMART Boards and iPads with special apps appropriate to each child’s academic and development level.
Students at the school participate in adaptive physical education daily. The HeartShare School has a playground.
The HeartShare School offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Art and music classes are held three times per week. Individual music and art sessions are available based on student interest.
Parents are a welcome part of the community, and participate in team meetings discussing their child’s education plan, parenting groups and workshops, as well as school holiday celebrations and special occasions. To encourage successful and independent adulthood, the school offers transition services to ensure students and their families are prepared with resources after aging out at 21.